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A small Leslie Mann commemorative cloth piece

Item Information

Title:
A small Leslie Mann commemorative cloth piece
Description:
A small cloth commemorative piece on Leslie Mann when he was in the Boston Braves. The piece of cloth is 5 1/4" x 5 1/4". It has a box border of blue, white and brown. In each corner of the box is a different item,: baseball, glove, ball, and what could be a catchers mask. Mann is in the center with two flags on either side. Ones says Boston and the other says NL.
Date:
[1914?–1980?]
Format:
Photographs
Location:
Springfield College Archives and Special Collections
Collection (local):
College Archives Digital Collections
Series:
Student Files
Subjects:
International Young Men's Christian Association College
Springfield College--Alumni and alumnae
Springfield College
Springfield College--Athletic Hall of Fame
Mann, Leslie
Boston Braves (Baseball team)
Baseball
Baseball players
Baseball bats
Baseballs
Quilts
Places:
MassachusettsHampden (county)Springfield
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Terms of Use:
Text and images are owned, held, or licensed by Springfield College and are available for personal, non-commercial, and educational use, provided that ownership is properly cited. A credit line is required and should read: Courtesy of Springfield College, Babson Library, Archives and Special Collections. Any commercial use without written permission from Springfield College is strictly prohibited. Other individuals or entities other than, and in addition to, Springfield College may also own copyrights and other propriety rights. The publishing, exhibiting, or broadcasting party assumes all responsibility for clearing reproduction rights and for any infringement of United States copyright law.
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Publisher:
Springfield College
Notes:
Mann graduated from the International YMCA College, now Springfield College, in 1925. He planned to graduate with the class of 1914, however he took classes part time for several years so that he could play professional baseball. He played professionally for 19 years with Boston, Chicago, St. Louis, Cincinnati, and New York. At Springfield, he was the first freshman to make the varsity football team and was nominated for All-American honors, playing as a halfback on the field. Les Mann was the varsity baseball and basketball coach at Springfield in the mid-twenties. He later formed the first baseball school in the nation, and directed the first U.S. All-American baseball team in 1935. He was inducted into the Springfield College Athletic Hall of Fame on November 4, 1972.
Language:
English
Identifier:
mann-leslie-quilt-square